“CNR is a small
College and a tight-knit community. This allows me to
get to know and help my students and our graduates develop long term
strategies to be successful in their careers.”
Office of Counseling and Career Services
The College of New Rochelle
Tell us a little about yourself, Diane.
I am born and raised in
Larchmont, New York where I now live with my
husband and two children. I am one of seven children who all
the area. I am a career changer myself, having been in Risk Management
for many years where I worked with large fortune 500 organizations.
After going through the career counseling process, I made my career
transition and went back to school and received my Masters in Career
Development at CNR. I have been in private practice for the last
What is your position here at The College of New Rochelle?
I joined the College first as
an adjunct instructor in the Graduate
School in 2005 and then as the full time career counselor in August of
What are your
I provide the leadership,
vision and resources to students in all
four schools, as well as alumnae, and assist them in all areas of their
career decision making including selecting a major, career direction,
planning their career goals, learning effective job search skills and
strategies, and finding part-time jobs, internships and employment. I
work with students in uncovering and owning their unique skills,
interest and personality traits so they are confident in their career
decisions. I help them develop powerful resumes that produce results,
as well as prepare and support them in the networking and interview
process. In addition to working with individuals, I also facilitate
programs to help students learn about career fields, develop effective
study skills and work with them on time management skills.
What, in your opinion, are
some of the advantages for students
to attend CNR?
Two things really stick out
for me. First, career counseling here
at the College is viewed in a holistic model of health and
Most people spend two thirds of their life in a career and career
issues affect personal wellness. Career Services are for a lifetime at
CNR, therefore alumnae are able to utilize these services throughout
their lives. Secondly, CNR is a small College and a tight knit
community. This allows me to get to know and help my students and our
graduates develop long term strategies to be successful in their
What are some of the Special Programs that your Office has for students?
Counseling and Career
Services collaborates with faculty, staff,
alumnae/i, student groups and a variety of community resources to
provide comprehensive programming related to career. These programs
include career panels; job fairs; resume writing workshops; interview
and communication skills, study skills as well as stress
We also provide comprehensive one-on-one career counseling which
includes assessment to help our students develop self confidence and a
clearer understanding of their career goals.
In what ways does the
Office of Counseling and Career Services help students on campus and
In addition to our programs
our office maintains on-line and hard
copy resources including job listings for part and full time
employment, internships, co-op, work-study and volunteer opportunities.
What is the best way for a student to use your resources and counseling
The best way for students to
use our resources is to come into our
office and setup a time to meet with a Career Counselor. We develop
individualized programs for our students to best meet their needs. We
are located in Mooney Center Room 150 or they can call or email me at
What do you like best about your job?
I have a passion for helping
students and alumnae/i explore and
understand career options and develop a personalized strategy to reach
their goals. I am able to help them make informed career choices and
identify meaningful employment. I truly enjoy when a graduate has
a successful transitioned in the work world and our finds a job they
are well suited for and is a profitable career for them. That’s when I
know I have done my job.